Help - sore thighs
I commute around 45 miles each day three to four times a week with around 2000ft of climbing in total. I also do 100mile Audax events & the occasional sportive at the weekends. No issues before I went on holiday for 7 days of doing not a lot but eating & drinking (it was a holiday after all... ). Now I have come back, I cannot ride two days consecutively due to pain in the back & outside of my thighs. The ride is to work is OK but by the time I come home & get actually home, the pain is quite noticeable & it takes at least 24 hours to settle down. Ibuprofen has minimal impact. I stretch before & after each ride, make sure I am well hydrated & eat well (breakfast at home, recovery shake at work, plenty of protein in the evening meal. I am 52 years old & have ridden around 4500 miles per year for the last few years. My doctor gave no recommendations or diagnosis & I am at a loss on how to resolve this problem. I had a bike fit @ Cadencesport just over two years ago so my saddle height, cleats etc. are spot on I think. I have a 100 mile sportive in 2 weeks time & while rest seems to help, it does not help my training or my pocket as I now have to drive to work! Any suggestions?